How to Hand-roast Coffee at Home

April 16, 10:30am - 11:00am EDT. Hosted at FieldTrips on Zoom

About this FieldTrip

Learn how to hand-roast coffee at home, using standard kitchen equipment. This method of home-roasting was inspired by traditional Ethiopian practices still used today. When we first started our coffee journey 10 years ago, we did not have access to a roaster. After much research, trial and error, we discovered a simple way to roast coffee at home. This is by no means a replacement method for conventional roasters, but rather an easily accessible alternative for roasting small batch green beans for sampling purposes. You’ll need:

- Cast iron pot or heavy duty sauce pan
- Thermometer
- Scale
- Whisk
- Cooling tray or basket
- Measuring cup
- Oven gloves

- 65g Cape Classic Single Origin Rwanda green coffee beans

- Curiosity
- Fun

About your Host Hi! I’m Ernest, Co-founder, and Co-owner of Clay Pigeon Trading™ - a consciously curated™ specialty coffee roastery and coffee bar located in Cape Town, South Africa. Procuring coffee from around the globe has been my life for the past 10 years in-between flying helicopters. I’ve since focused my energy in sourcing specialty coffee direct from farmers within the African continent alone as part of our Pro-Africa transparency mission.

Clay Pigeon Trading™ is the first (and currently the only) coffee roastery in Africa to offer a 100% traceable and transparent coffee supply chain, endorsed by the Transparent Coffee Association and Transparent Trade Coffee. Globally, we are No. 55 in the world to sign The Pledge.

While traceability gives information about the origin of green coffee, transparency discloses the profits generated along the value chain. This is crucial from both a sustainability and humanitarian perspective. For the most part, coffee producers are living hand to mouth, and do not have the resources to invest in sustainable and profitable farming practices. Transparent value chains challenge current pricing mechanisms and allow consumers to make informed and conscious purchasing decisions. This, in turn, directly impacts producers, helping them invest in more sustainable and profitable farming practices.

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